I’m a first year PhD student. My general research interests lie in evolution of behavior and evolutionary responses to climate change. Currently, I’m interested in identifying whether tree swallow populations differ in their capacity to adapt to heat. What genetic or phenotypic differences underpin any population or individual differences? How can we differentiate heat-sensitivity vs. heat-resilience? I'll be using some archival data to explore these questions while I develop my thesis.
I got my B.S. in Biology at University of Rochester, where I researched phenotypic plasticity in pea aphid wing morphology with the Brisson Lab.